Erena is a Maori woman native of Aotearoa (New Zealand),
who has lived in Sweden for 24 years,
married to a Swedish husband.
Her Maori name means “flying, hopping peace star”
Erena is the daughter of paramount chiefs
of the Ngati Kahungunu, Raukawa, and member
of the royal family from the Waikato tribe.
She is a guardian carrier of tribal knowledge
and a doctor of traditional Maori medicine.
She travels back to Aotearoa regularly.
Erena has been invited to many countries
to speak at conferences,
about her cultural concept of the earth - mother earth.
She lectures at Karlstad University
on the subject of ecology-philosophy (ekosofi).
Erena has been a guest of many spiritual leaders:
His Holiness John Paul 2nd, of the Vatican State.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, of Tibet.
Amrita Nanda May from India.
David Swallow, sun dance chief, medicine man
from the Lakota Nation of North America.
Papa Elie Hien. a Shaman form Burkina Faso,
Nardia Steppenova, a Shaman from Mongolia.
Lars Pirak from Lapland, oil painter ,
Same song joik, Same hand craft, and story teller.
Cecilia Persson actor, Same song joik.
Elizabeth Heilman Blind, mask dancer from Greenland.